6, in­clud­ing sales ad­viser, nabbed for so­lic­it­ing, re­ceiv­ing bribe

New Straits Times - - News -

JO­HOR BARU: Six peo­ple, in­clud­ing a woman sales ad­viser from a lo­cal bank, were de­tained by the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) in the past two days for al­legedly so­lic­it­ing and re­ceiv­ing RM50,000 to process a teacher’s per­sonal loan.

The com­mis­sion, in a state­ment, said three men and a woman were ar­rested in Rompin in Pa­hang and Per­mas Jaya, here, on Tues­day for their al­leged in­volve­ment in so­lic­it­ing the bribe.

The MACC ob­tained a sev­end a y r emand un­til Aug 15 from the Jo­hor Baru mag­is­trate’s court to de­tain the four to as­sist in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

An­other two women were ar­rested from a house in Per­mas Jaya on Wed­nes­day.

Jo­hor MACC direc­tor Datuk Azmi Alias told the New Straits Times one of the two women ar­rested was a sales ad­viser at a bank lo­cated in Sku­dai, near here.

The MACC ob­tained a five-day re­mand order for the two women from the same court yes­ter­day.

Those ar­rested were aged be­tween 29 and 33. The teacher is a 38-year-old man.

Azmi said ini­tial checks showed that a syn­di­cate may be in­volved in the op­er­a­tion.

“Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions by the MACC in­ves­ti­ga­tion team and a team from the in­tegrity unit of the fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion in­volved in the case re­vealed that the sus­pects had been al­legedly so­lic­it­ing bribes for man­ag­ing per­sonal loans in­volv­ing a sum of RM190,000,” said the state­ment.

The case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009 which pro­vides for a jail term of up to 20 years or five times the value of the amount so­licited, which­ever is higher.

Datuk Azmi Alias

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